Employment at Azalea Mountain School

Asheville, North Carolina, “#1 Best Small City,” is vibrant with a welcoming creative spirit. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is known for its thriving artistic community, progressive mindset, and historically rich renaissance downtown with its booming food and music scene. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, there are abundant opportunities for outdoor activities from mountain hiking and biking to white water rafting and canoeing — in temperate weather, yet with all four seasons! Azalea Mountain School is enjoying its sixth school year with an enrollment of 114 children and is growing rapidly.

We offer parent-child classes, Nursery, Kindergarten, and First through Fifth Grades, and have a cohesive Faculty supported by a School Administrator, Faculty Coordinator, and active Board. Located currently in a rented school building with its own large field, pavilion and children’s gardens on the property, we are at the exciting stage of planning for the future and the space(s) to meet our growth. As an integral part of our program, the Grades classes spend every other Friday on nature immersion field trips. Our community includes biodynamic farms, a Steiner study group, eurythmy, festival celebrations, various Waldorf- based Early Childhood programs, and Waldorf-based homeschooling families.

 

We are currently hiring:

First Grade Teacher

Azalea Mountain School is currently seeking qualified applicants for our 2018-2019 First Grade class.

Azalea Mountain School is thriving in its seventh school year. We have a cohesive faculty and our Board has a healthy awareness of anthroposophy. We have a school administrator, a faculty coordinator and an enrollment coordinator as our administration. Despite our youth, the school was many years in founding with a strong, elder anthroposophical impulse at its inception. We are presently bursting at the seams and seeking our new site. Recently we were granted membership in WECAN; at present we are engaged in the AWSNA membership self-study process in hopes of becoming an associate member in the spring of 2018. If you’re drawn to a vibrant pioneering school on the cusp of exciting new growth, Azalea Mountain School may be calling you!

For the upcoming school year, Azalea Mountain will offer multiple parent-child classes, 3 nursery classes, 2 kindergartens, and grades first through fifth/sixth; our class sizes are healthy.

Qualifications:
We are looking for someone who has Waldorf Teacher training and Waldorf classroom teaching
experience.
To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org

Lead Kindergarten Teacher

Azalea Mountain School is thriving in its seventh school year. We have a cohesive faculty and our Board has a healthy awareness of anthroposophy. We have a school administrator, a faculty coordinator and an enrollment coordinator as our administration. Despite our youth, the school was many years in founding with a strong, elder anthroposophical impulse at its inception. We are presently bursting at the seams and seeking our new site. Recently we were granted membership in WECAN; at present we are engaged in the AWSNA membership self-study process in hopes of becoming an associate member in the spring of 2018. If you’re drawn to a vibrant pioneering school on the cusp of exciting new growth, Azalea Mountain School may be calling you!

For the upcoming school year, Azalea Mountain will offer multiple parent-child classes, 3 nursery classes, 2 kindergartens, and grades first through fifth/sixth; our class sizes are healthy.Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have completed their Waldorf Teacher Training and have successful experience as a lead Kindergarten or Nursery teacher in a Waldorf setting. Applicants who have begun training may also be considered. We seek teachers with a deep understanding of child development, an interest in Anthroposophy, a love of working with young children, and the enthusiasm and fire to be involved in the shaping of a pioneering school.

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: hiring@azaleamountain.org

Extra Lesson Teacher

Azalea Mountain School is seeking a qualified Extra Lesson teacher to work collaboratively with the faculty and administration to provide extra lesson assessments and supportive activities for the healthy development of individual students and classes. This is a part-time position.

Duties include:

  • Providing individual remedial lessons at school, and meeting with teachers to share “carry over” ideas for the classroom.
  • Conducting ongoing individual Extra Lesson assessments as requested by teachers for students showing needs
  • Making recommendations for additional (non-academic) ongoing support for any student or class in need
  • Conducting Second Grade Assessments
  • Conducting classroom observations as requested by teachers
  • Providing written reports and meetings for parents as needed
  • Supporting teachers in bringing classroom movement, circle games, and Extra Lesson drawing and painting activities that support social and physical development, as well as classroom learning
  • Clearly articulating the Extra Lesson work and its inherent and unique value to healthy childhood development as part of a robust Waldorf education

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from four-year college or university
  • Certified in Waldorf’s Extra Lesson Remedial Program
  • At least three years of teaching experience
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent
  • Trained in special education, including reading and interpreting neuropsychological and IEP reports
  • Broad experience in the field of special education and alternative therapeutic support options
  • Waldorf early childhood or class teacher experience

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to info@azaleamountain.org.

 

Games Teacher

Azalea Mountain School is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic teacher for our Movement and Games program. Training in Spacial Dynamics and/or physical education, and experience with Waldorf education is preferred but not required. Applicants should have a movement, cooperative games/sports and/or dance background, as well as, teaching experience with children ages 7-13. Training and experience teaching in at least 2 of the following areas are necessary: gymnastics, circus arts, creative movement, folk dancing, sports, cooperative (new) games, and outdoor education. This is a part-time position.

We seek teachers with an understanding of Waldorf education and an abiding interest in the foundational philosophy of the school. We also welcome teachers new to Waldorf education if they have a serious interest in developing themselves as Waldorf teachers. In the Fall of 2018, Azalea Mountain School will extend from Grade One through Six, in addition to providing full-day programs in four Early Childhood classrooms, all of which are filled to capacity:

Qualifications:

  • Waldorf teaching experience preferred
  • Experience teaching grade school age students
  • Teaching, interpersonal, and classroom management skills
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Be adaptable; able to change work plan based on needs of particular class

Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching 7-8 hours per week, Grades 1 through 6
  • Developing an understanding of the Waldorf approach to child development
  • Providing written end-of- year reports for each student, in addition to communicating with parents two conference days/yr.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with colleagues
  • Regular attendance at the Monthly All-Faculty meeting and the Monthly Subject Teachers’ meeting

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to info@azaleamountain.org.

Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Azalea Mountain School is seeking an experienced part-time Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. This position will provide guidance in working with volunteers, staff and Board members to develop and lead the Marketing and Outreach efforts for our school. An integral part of this position is community relations, communications planning, strategy, and execution.

Responsibilities

  • Calendarize, write and distribute monthly media releases that promote Azalea Mountain School programs and Waldorf education.
  • Manage marketing budget.
  • Work with Enrollment Coordinator to analyze enrollment data and develop campaigns in response to insights.
  • Support our festival and event planning.
  • Head-up Marketing and Outreach Committee.
  • Increase inquiries to the school, especially grades.
  • Co-manage promotional material with Enrollment Coordinator.
  • Expand brand awareness of Azalea Mountain School

Qualifications

  • Experience in marketing and communication
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse constituents, including staff, Faculty, parents and Board members
  • Ability to develop timelines and budgets
  • Strong public relations and networking skills
  • Ability to write and execute quickly while reflecting the school’s voice and positioning
  • Experience in WordPress and MailChimp

Competencies

  • Strategic Vision – the ability to work toward a long-term view
  • Collaborative Spirit – the ability to work cooperatively to achieve group and organizational goals
  • Results oriented – a desire to meet and surpass goals and the ability to evaluate and report on progress
  • Adaptability – the ability to respond to changing needs and circumstances

 

This is a part-time position requiring a commitment of 10 hours/week, year round.  Flexibility on scheduling of weekly work hours is available. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends for special events.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org

Summer Camp Assistant Director

Azalea Mountain School is seeking a Summer Camp Assistant Director to join our school faculty this summer. This position will work with the Camp Director to plan and lead camp activities with grades children, assist in the administration of the camp, communicate with parents, and coordinate counselors. The summer camp will run from June 18th through August 10th.

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Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have completed their Waldorf Teacher Training and have experience as a lead teacher in a Waldorf setting, ideally in the realm of summer camp, subject teaching, or outdoor education. Applicants who are currently in training may also be considered. We seek teachers with a deep understanding of child development, an interest in Anthroposophy, a love of working with children, and the enthusiasm and energy to be involved in the growth of a pioneering school.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:
info@azaleamountain.org

 

Summer Camp Counselor

Azalea Mountain School is seeking enthusiastic and creative Camp Counselors for our new and exciting summer program. Camp counselors will either lead or assist another counselor in leading activities for children between the ages of 3-12. Counselors should bring their experience in the arts and outdoor activities to share with the children, practice conscious observation of the children, and work well with the Director and Assistant Director to embody the principles of Waldorf Education that this camp is based upon. The summer camp will run from June 18th through August 10th.

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Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a Waldorf setting, ideally in the realm of summer camp, subject teaching, or outdoor education. Applicants with experience working with children outside of a Waldorf setting are also welcome to apply. We seek counselors with a deep understanding of child development, an interest in Anthroposophy, a love of working with children, and the enthusiasm and energy to be involved in the growth of a pioneering school.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:
info@azaleamountain.org